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Kali

4.6
4.6
1303 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Kali is a small neighborhood restaurant tucked in between Hollywood and Larchmont village. Created by lifelong friends/co-workers chef Kevin Meehan and Drew Langley, the two have had always dreamed about creating a high-end restaurant without pretension. Stripping away all facades of what fine dining should be, Kali focuses strictly on the ingredient, technique, and service creating a casual environment everyone can enjoy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 871-4160

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Meehan

  • Catering

    Please contact info@kalirestaurant.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    LET US CUSTOMIZE YOUR PARTY! Thank you for your interest in dining with us at Kali restaurant! Due to the size of our restaurant, larger parties may be subject to “buy out” the restaurant. We offer many styles of service and we are happy to customize for any occasion. The pricing is dependent on the day of the event. For parties of 7 or more guests, we suggest that you please participate in a set menu. This is so we may better serve you and your guests. Please contact info@kalirestaurant.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Lucerne

  • Parking details

    Street Parking available on Lucerne Blvd and Larchmont Blvd

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,303 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hollywood

    Innovative

  • Hollywood

    Great for fine wines

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  1. NC

    NickC

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really like the quality of food. Great place for dining.
  2. GP

    GeorgicaPond

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, as always. They did a very gracious and delicious Thanksgiving and we will be back for next year’s.
  3. GC

    GinnyC

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Real homey vibe with very fresh and flavorful food. Nice staff, extensive wine and spirits menu. Great low-key way to spend enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.
  4. D

    Disappointed

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Didn’t care for food. Dry Turkey, so so everything else… at best.
  5. FC

    FrankC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Bad cooking and not fine at all in general. Weird combo like bland and stinging orange with fish, simply baked beets, risotto with cold bread, etc.
  6. TV

    TopochinesVino

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelin quality food, they definitely earned their star. But nothing pretentious or unnecessarily showy about the food, the ambience, or the service. Just a classic great meal.
  7. m

    mirandaf

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food is elegant and delicious, I'd love to go back again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Almost always I get the tasting menu! Kali is my favorite Californian restaurant in LA. The service is great and the food is consistently interesting. I am never disappointed.
  9. D

    Docbells

    Vancouver

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious farm to table food cooked in innovative ways - the dessert of meringue gelato with cured egg yolk shavings was literally the best dessert I have ever eaten. Our waiter was fantastic and attentive even though we took forever to decide on our food as we were too busy talking! I would highly recommend Kali as a place to visit if you are in Los Angeles
  10. AP

    AnnieP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely delicious and totally NEXT LEVEL. Loved it!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Obsessed as always. Kali is not only a staple, it’s a must-try.
  12. T

    yvonneT

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu with wine pairings was a wonderful experience. Nice to see the chef out and visiting with customers. Very good food and all was seasonal and delicious.
  13. d

    davide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful unpretentious delicious food. Inventive and creative plating featuring the best ingredients. Go!
  14. S

    Sofiiii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The dine la menu was rly good!!! But I don’t like the crowded beach plate. The restaurant also didn’t check with us how us would like the meat to be cooked. Highly recommend the risotto. Will come back for risotto. Overall, I rly enjoyed the meal.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The first tasting menu that actually made me felt soooo full. Great food!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a truly great restaurant.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was amazing. Service was spot on. Going to try the tasting menu next time we visit
  18. AN

    AliN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The food was very underwhelming and especially for the price. I will not be going back. Very disappointed. We had several dishes as well but just not good food.
  19. KD

    KendallD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had. And I’ve been to the French laundry🤪
  20. RP

    RichardP

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This Michelin starred restaurant has innovative preparations of farm-fresh food. Quiet tables on the patio. Service is beyond excellent--wonderful descriptions of each dish.
  21. D

    Dbb3

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class!! Excellent wine, cocktails, and service. Flavors you can't get at home! Makes other food look pathetic in comparison.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superlative!
  23. S

    Sven

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The restaurant is simply overpriced in relation to the quality of the food. We had the tasting menu for $150 which is a high price that is Michelin star quality and it was not that or did the service resemble any type of Michelin / fine dining experience.
  24. MW

    MarlaW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing dinning experience with wonderful service. My cocktail was outstanding and wine selections were a perfect match with our food. We made our own tasting menu and each course was delicious. I will return to try the tasting menu
  25. S

    Sean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly an excellent experience my wife and I will definitely be back.
  26. D

    Derek

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection. Bold, creative flavors incorporated into familiar offerings. Platings were beautiful. Service was flawless. A truly luxurious experience worthy of Michelin stars. Highly recommended. Try the Chef’s Tasting Menu… you won’t be sorry.
  27. JS

    JenniferS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food was amazing and beautifully presented. Each dish was delicious and inventive. Our waiter was great. The maitre de who seated us was a bit unpleasant and dismissive. He continually "yes ma'amed and no ma'amed" us with a smarmy attitude. We asked for wine pairing recommendations and though two were good, one glass was unfortunately too sweet. The waiter made up for this by being attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about wine and food pairings. He took the bad glass away and offered a great alternative. We would definitely come here again.
  28. IR

    IrisR

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully innovative, delicious cooking. Black barley risotto, uni pasta, duck breast off the scale marvelous.
  29. b

    bringthecapretto

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The cooking at Kali gets better and better.
  30. h

    hfss

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kali was fantastic. The food was great but the service really blew us away-- our server was able to help us with an off menu beer and a side of DELICIOUS bread. We did end up getting the meringue gelato on his recommendations and oh my goodness, so glad we did it. It was phenomenal.
  31. MV

    MikeV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Lots of choices and two pre-fixe menus. We had the 8 course and it was about the right size, very creative, and some real high notes. Owner, Drew, recommended a great pinot noir and we brought along a 1996 Bordeaux to compliment the meal. Easy parking. Great indoor and outdoor dining.
  32. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great service. The patio was lovely. It was a special evening!
  33. EB

    EvanB

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing steak and pork chop. Great service. Nothing to complain about here!
  34. e

    elyons

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drinks
  35. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the chefs menu and I loved every bite of it. I love the way they juxtaposed flavors, and created an experience of taste and texture. The bartender was awesome and was very experienced. I would definitely recommend and come back.
  36. n

    newby

    Orange County

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoyed the special 5 course michelin chef dinner. Each dish was outstanding especially the pasta from the chef from the Pasta Bar. This was a great evening and hope there are more in the future.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food wasn’t that good and girlfriend got sick ;(
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Although the server was great and professional, the food was incredibly overpriced and bland.
  39. LE

    LEB1

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with special service and ambience. A hidden gem of a place. Great for regular dinning business or romance. Highly recommended
  40. GU

    Good4U

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Kali does not disappoint. Along with the excellent food the wine selection is stellar. The environment may look fast casual but the restaurant itself is anything but.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kali offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 871-4160.

Kali is rated 4.6 stars by 1303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Kali

5722 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lucerne

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking available on Lucerne Blvd and Larchmont Blvd

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Meehan

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 871-4160

  • Catering

    Please contact info@kalirestaurant.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    LET US CUSTOMIZE YOUR PARTY! Thank you for your interest in dining with us at Kali restaurant! Due to the size of our restaurant, larger parties may be subject to “buy out” the restaurant. We offer many styles of service and we are happy to customize for any occasion. The pricing is dependent on the day of the event. For parties of 7 or more guests, we suggest that you please participate in a set menu. This is so we may better serve you and your guests. Please contact info@kalirestaurant.com for more information.

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